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Characteristics of Capricorn
Capricorn is taken as the tenth among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Saturn. It features three nakshatras. The last three quarters of Uttarashada, all four quarters of Shravana and the first two quarters of Dhanishtha nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Capricorn to Virgo. Capricorn to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Uttarashada, Aries to Cancer navamshas are ruled by Shravana and Leo to Virgo navamshas are ruled by Dhanishtha nakshatra. Capricorn represents earth element and it is taken as a feminine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Capricorn; it is a practical, logical, thoughtful, rational, materialistic, hard-working, analytical, goal-oriented, persevering, patient, disciplined, responsible, dependable, dominating, controlling and stubborn sign. The natives under strong influence of Capricorn are generally goal-oriented and they keep working to achieve their goals until they do. They may have loads of patience, hard-work and perseverance; and nothing may stop them from moving towards their goals. They can go through and withstand almost anything.
They may be disciplined and they tend to follow laws and rules. They generally do better and better with age; especially after the age of 35. They may not have much room for entertainment, relaxation and emotions; and they may not be good at forgiving. They may not depend much on hope, faith, luck, miracles and divine intervention; and they generally like to write their own destinies. They may do well or very well in profession whereas they may not be good when it comes to relationships. Between work and love; they may often choose work.
Though Capricorn represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Mars and Saturn may utilize most of its characteristics. Hence they may be very strong or strong in Capricorn; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Venus, Mercury and Rahu may be strong or they may have significant strength in Capricorn; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Sun, Moon and Ketu may perform very well, well or poorly in Capricorn; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Jupiter may perform poorly or very poorly in Capricorn; depending on its nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Mars may be very strong when placed in Capricorn navamsha of Uttarashada nakshatra within the sign of Capricorn whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Cancer navamsha of Shravana nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Moon may perform poorly when placed in Aquarius navamsha of Uttarashada, it may perform well when placed in Cancer navamsha of Shravana and it may perform very well when placed in Taurus navamsha of Shravana nakshatra; within the sign of Capricorn.